• Apr

Two bold tales to thrill, mystify and inspire

Two bold tales to thrill, mystify and inspire

We’re kickstarting two NEW picture books. These two are great for children aged 5-8.

The books…

“One hot afternoon, the bullock cart stood outside our garden wall… without the bull”

Don’t Climb on the Bullock Cart is a true artistic collaboration between author, Arti Jain and illustrator, Tanmay Acharya. This book is a delightful blend of design, form, and content. Arti’s dramatic adventure is well matched with Tanmay’s sharp block print images.

And Crooked Witch Soup, written, drawn and collaged by Victoria Blain. A mysterious witch has made soup for dinner but she’s forgotten a key ingredient. The illustrations are unique and beguiling, the craggy textures brilliantly offset with bright fabric collage make you want to stroke the page.

“She picked up her scarf and wrapped her head tight,  as she sat by her pot, mixing potions one night.”

Ebony Lyons, Founder of Formy Books says,

“Crooked Witch Soup is a wonderfully unique and fascinating tale, rich with culture and interwoven with mystifying intrigue. The kindhearted witch and her mischievous animal friends are sure to keep children captivated time and time again. Victoria’s stunning collage textile artwork animates the story perfectly.”

And Sonya McGilchrist, Founder of Dinosaur Books, says,

“Crooked Witch Soup is a story that is a delight to read, with evocative illustrations that draw you in to the world of this unlucky witch and her naughty animal friends. And guaranteed to make tummies rumble too!”

If you’re interested in helping us launch these books, here’s why you should back our kickstarter!
  • If you back us you’ll get these books before everyone else.
  • You will get exclusive gifts that won’t be available outside of Kickstarter.
  • You will be helping to fund exceptional debut talent from under-represented backgrounds
  • And these books promise to be special, unusual stories that you’ll love!
The rewards
  • Exclusive to Kickstarter: poems, prints and cards. And of course the gorgeous, unique books.
  • The books will be: one hardback, one soft cover. They’ll be A4 or smaller and about 32 pages
  • Exclusive art prints will be A4, full colour, on quality paper
  • The exclusive workbook will be a mixture of drawing, writing and maths challenges (with the emphasis on fun rather than education!)
  • Postcards will be standard A6 format, thick and gloriously glossy
By Judy Skidmore

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